Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Idaho Window Tint Laws (ID)

Car window tinting laws in Idaho were first put into place in 1992.

Idaho was the 17th of the 50 states to enact these laws.

On this page we have done our best to collect all of the legal information necessary about your car’s window tint, including how dark the tint is allowed to be and how reflective the tint is allowed to be in Idaho. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Idaho that we have made available.

Idaho Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Idaho

The percentage of light that a window tint film allows to pass through your car windows is called the VLT (Visible Light Transmission), and each state has different legal allowable limits. The amount of light allowed to pass through your film and glass in Idaho is very specific to the state and is different for Passenger Vehicles and Multi-Purpose Vehicles.

I HIGHER VLT means that more light is allowed to pass through the window tint film.

Example: a 75% tint will allow 75% of the light to pass through whereas a 5% tint will only allow 5% of the light to pass through, making the 5% tint a much darker film.

Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Passenger Vehicles In Idaho:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line or top 6 inches.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 35% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 35% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 35% tint darkness allowed

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Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Multi-Purpose Vehicles In Idaho:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line or top 6 inches.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 35% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 20% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 35% tint darkness allowed

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Other Idaho Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Idaho has a few other important things that you will need to consider regarding window tinting and we recommend that you check them out before deciding whether or not you tint your windows:

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: All tint colors are allowed in Idaho
  • Certifications: State laws allow 3% light transmission tolerance.
  • Stickers: Film manufacturers are not required to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Medical Exceptions: Idaho allows medical exemptions for special tint (75% on windshield and 20% on other windows).
  • Penalties: Traffic infraction.

This information relating to window tint laws in Idaho was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Idaho were enacted in 1992. In case any of our info provided is not up to date or correct be sure to contact us so we can fix it. Thanks!

State Of Idaho Info

Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's largest city and capital is Boise. Idaho is a mountainous state with an area larger than that of all of New England. It is landlocked, surrounded by the states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and the Canadian province of British Columbia. However, the network of dams and locks on the Columbia River and Snake River make the city of Lewiston the farthest inland seaport on the Pacific coast of the contiguous United States.

 

Capital: Boise

Population: 1,595,728 (2012)

Area: 83,570 sq mi (216,632 km2)

Cities  Boise, Idaho Falls, Nampa, Pocatello, Meridian, Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Twin Falls, Lewiston, Post Falls, Rexburg, Moscow, Eagle, Kuna, Mountain Home, Chubbuck, Ammon, Hayden, Blackfoot, Garden City, Jerome, Burley, Hailey, Payette, Sandpoint, Rathdrum, Emmett, Star, Rupert, Middleton, Weiser, Preston, Fruitland, American Falls, Shelley, Buhl, Rigby, Gooding, St. Anthony, Kimberly, Orofino, Grangeville, Salmon, Heyburn, Soda Springs, McCall, Wendell, Ketchum, Homedale, Montpelier

Counties  Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, Washington

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State Website

 

Tint law references

adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/2001/11/0702.pdf

 

Medical Exemption Info

The information provided on this page is intended to be used for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. Although we are providing this information as a reference based on the research we have done, we cannot be held liable for any outdated information as these laws have the potential to change frequently.